O'Brien Stadium

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O'Brien Stadium
Former names Lincoln Field
Location 100 Grant Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Owner Eastern Illinois University
Operator Eastern Illinois University
Capacity 10,000
Surface Pro-Grass
Opened 1970
Renovated 1999
Construction cost $1.7 million[1]
Architect Atkins, Barrow & Graham, Inc.[1]
Eastern Illinois Panthers (NCAA) (1970–present)

O'Brien Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Charleston, Illinois. It is home to the Eastern Illinois University Panthers football and track and field teams. The stadium also plays host to the IHSA State Finals in track and field every year. The stadium features a nine-lane track and in 2004 an artificial turf field was installed.

In 2009 a state of the art scoreboard was installed on the north end of the field with a video board and new sound system.

The record attendance for O'Brien field was 12,600 on November 9, 1980 vs. Northern Iowa. The all-time record at O'Brien Stadium[clarification needed] is 146-65-3 as of 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Illinois January 21". Engineering News-Record. New York City: McGraw-Hill. 182 (1): 38. 1969. 

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Coordinates: 39°28′50″N 88°10′52″W / 39.480517°N 88.181168°W / 39.480517; -88.181168